Sunday, March 28, 2010

Tuna Pate

-1 large can of tuna with oil
-1 package of Cream cheese
-3 tablespoons olive oil

For this all you'll need is food processor

Blend the all the ingredients together until smooth. It's that simple!

Tip: If you want a liter pate, use lite cream cheese and tuna without oil and use less olive oil.
The more olive oil you use the creamier your pate will be. Serve with you favorite crackers and you set!

My Spinach Salad

-1 bag of spinach (the quantify is your preference, 2 cups of "not compressed" spinach is a small quantity)

-1 boiled egg

-bacon pcs 1-2 tablespoons

-balsamic vinegar

-olive oil

-salt to taste

Clean your spinach and strain and pat dry (your dressing sticks better to your spinach if you do this) Chop your egg and get your bacon bits and set aside. Dress your salad with the olive oil and vinegar and salt to taste. Add your chopped egg and bacon bits on top. This is a unique combination and tastes great!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Arugula Salad with a Twist

1 Bag/Head of Arugula. The quantity is your preference. For example 2 cups (not compressed) is a small quantity.
Asiago Cheese or Parmeggiano
Olive Oil
Balsamic Vinegar
Dried Figs cut in half (optional)

Wash your arugula and let sit so that the water drains. (you can pat it dry as well and set aside)
Shave some slices of Asiago cheese with a cheese shredder or you can use parmeggiano.
In a large bowl put your washed arugula add some Olive oil and well aged Balsamic vinegar and salt to taste add your shavings of cheese and some figs if you like. It's a simple salad that tastes great!
Tip: As you can see I said well aged Balsamic vinegar because it more sweet and this is a nice contrast to the bitterness of the arugula. The figs also adds more sweet to this salad, but it's totally up to you if you like this taste in your salad. My second tip is, if you do finer shavings of your cheese it adds a nicer presentation to this dish.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

My Baked Chicken

-chicken pieces either white (breasts) or dark (legs, thighs or wings)
-Hys Seasoning salt (if you don't have this spice, you can use the following:)
-poultry spice or sage, tyhme or rosemary

Pre-heat oven to 390 degrees (convection bake is best) if not regular bake is fine.
Line a pizza tray with parchment paper sprinkle sparingly your spices on the paper.
Place the chicken pcs. on the seasoned parchment paper and then sprinkle the seasoning on your pcs of chicken. Place tray in oven in middle rack for 55 minutes (if convection bake) there is no need to turn the pieces of chicken.
(if your oven is regular bake) Place the tray on bottom rack for 1/2 the cooking time and 1/2 on the top rack for the last half.
Tip: try to keep your pcs of chicken similar sizes because the cooking time may vary. A wing will cook alot faster than a chicken breast.

You can make your chicken wings this way too!

It's simple and easy. It makes a very crispy chicken and very moist on the inside. Enjoy!